Trade Day Information

On Wednesday, August 16, Gen Con will host its 11th annual Trade Day, providing hands-on training to educators, librarians, and experienced retailers.

Trade Day 2017 is sold out! Please join us next year.

Registration includes:

  • Access to Wednesday Trade Day Programming – attendees choose the Librarian/Educator or Retailer track. Event listings with details will be posted in May 2017.
  • A complimentary 4-Day Gen Con 50 (2017) badge
  • Support items such as free games and lesson plans from publishers
  • Early Exhibit Hall access on Thursday, August 17 (Retailers Only)

Please note that this programming is only open to educators, student teachers, librarians, distributors, and hobby retailers.*

All Trade Day badges require that you submit proof of employment (examples include most recent transcripts, a business license, business cards, copy of pay stub, or a workplace ID card).

Refunds for purchased badges will not be given if proper documentation is not submitted. Badges are not complimentary.

For pricing information, visit

Badges are required for entry, but event tickets are not.

Continuing Education Credits and Librarian Education Units are available.

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* Members of the press, may attend but will not have access to manufacturer giveaways.